Laughter and tears: two of the most human forms of expression. This week on Harmonia, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll sample a recording by John Holloway.
We're listening to music about music on this edition of Harmonia!
Music from the Council of Contance convened 600 years ago, plus a celebration of the 300th birth anniversaries of three composers born in 1714.
We're exploring paeans to solitude, songs of unrequited love—even a sumptuous soundscape sprung from a single note.
This hour, we'll hear music by, for and about various "Catherines," shine a spotlight on Catherine Mackintosh, and feature a CD by the ensemble La Reverdie.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
For many composers grappling with the death of a colleague or patron, the best memorial proved to be...music. We’ll hear a selection of musical memorials.
We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.
We’re celebrating gardens and harvesting musical blooms from across the centuries—flowers and fruit and everything green.
"Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief..."